Welcome to Mount Beauty, the heart of North-East Victoria, where the ultimate motorbike touring weekend awaits you. This hidden gem in the picturesque Kiewa Valley is your perfect launchpad for unforgettable adventures.
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Are you ready to experience the thrill of the open road? Uncover the most exhilarating motorbike routes as recommended by passionate local riders. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you weave through stunning landscapes, and let the wind guide you on this incredible journey.
ALPINE DISCOVERY LOOP
NB: Fuel up in Mount Beauty or Omeo. The Bogong High Plains Road between Omeo and Falls Creek closes during the snow season.
This fabulous 239 km loop starts in Mount Beauty and travels across the Tawonga Gap through charming Harrietville to the historic Gippsland town of Omeo. Passing two stunning lookouts, Sullivans and Tawonga Gap, with expansive views across the Kiewa Valley to Mount Emu and Mount Bogong. Stop in at a café or bakery in Harrietville to refuel your energy, and then it is time to hit the road to Mount Hotham – one of the best drives you will ever do. The views from the Great Alpine Road as you pass The Cross at Mount Hotham – the highest section of sealed road in Australia – are just spectacular. Pull in at Danny’s Lookout to savour the vistas across Mount Feathertop and Buffalo. Drive to historic Omeo for lunch at the pub or café. Be sure to fuel up, as there isn’t another opportunity till you are back in Mount Beauty. Take the Omeo Highway to The Bogong High Plains Road towards Falls Creek and drive through the rare alpine heathlands of the Bogong High Plains. It is time to head back to where it all started in Mount Beauty and check into your accommodation for the night.
TRAPPERS GAP TRACK
Experience the thrill of traversing the 120km dirt road track to Mitta Mitta via Trappers Gap. This well-maintained fire track provides access to a road that can be a little rough and steep in places, adding an element of excitement to your journey. As you make your way up the road, climbing steadily to 1100 meters, be prepared to witness some breathtaking views of the majestic Bogong Ridge.
To embark on this captivating adventure, start by heading to Damms Road from Mount Beauty towards Mountain Creek Road. As you pass the Mountain Creek Campground, prepare for a left turn that will lead you to Trappers Gap Road. Following this scenic path, with Mount Bogong as your guide, continue until you reach Omeo Highway. From there, follow the signs that will guide you to your ultimate destination - the iconic Mitta Mitta Pub, also known as the Laurel Hotel.
HAPPY VALLEY LOOP DRIVE
This 120km loop explores sections of the Ovens Valley, Kiewa Valley and Happy Valley as well as the towns of Myrtleford, Porepunkah and Bright.
Begin your journey after a delicious breakfast, heading towards Running Creek on the Kiewa Valley Highway before turning left onto Happy Valley Road. Do not miss the chance to indulge in a coffee break in Myrtleford or Ovens, perfect time to recharge. Continue your adventure along the Great Alpine Road, towards Bright.
For a delightful lunch, pause in the vibrant town of Bright. On your return, traverse Tawonga Gap Road, relishing the magnificent views as you make your way back to Mount Beauty via the Kiewa Valley Highway. Be sure to stop at Tawonga Gap Lookout and Sullivans Lookout, offering stunning vistas of Victoria's highest mountain, Mount Bogong. Conclude your adventure with a satisfying dinner and drinks at the Crankhandle Brewery.
TAWONGA GAP ROAD
Embark on a breathtaking 30km scenic link through the picturesque Ovens and Kiewa Valleys, starting from Mount Beauty. Along the Tawonga Gap Road, marvel at the stunning vistas of Mount Emu and Mount Bogong from Sullivans and Tawonga Gap Lookouts. Do not miss the perfect chance to capture selfies with Mount Bogong. Indulge in an afternoon of exploration amidst Bright Township's charming boutiques and dining establishments. Conclude your adventure by returning to Mount Beauty via the scenic Tawonga Gap Road.
PREPARE FOR ANYTHING
From snow to bushfires, floods and gale-force winds, alpine weather can be fierce and change rapidly. Always check conditions before venturing out, ensure your equipment is working and carry adequate food, water and warm clothing. Importantly, download the VicEmergency and the Emergency Plus apps to your phone.
Notify someone of your plans before you set out. Many parts of the High Country have poor or no mobile phone coverage. In remote areas, emergency beacons and satellite devices are recommended for your safety.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Our region is sensitive to human presence. We are privileged to have endangered animals such as platypus, pygmy possums and alpine dingoes surviving in our environment. Your behaviour has a direct impact on our flora and fauna. When outdoors, stay on formed paths and roads and protect our wildlife and the beauty of our environment by taking all rubbish with you.
Never light a fire on during a Total Fire Ban. When permitted to light a fire, always extinguish your campfire completely before leaving. Enjoy our outdoors, and remember, leave no trace.
OTHER EXPERIENCES YOU'LL LOVE
Enjoy more time and less hassle exploring the tracks and trails of the High Country with a private hike/bike transfer from Mt Beauty Transfers. Relax in one of their comfortable vehicles as your local, experienced driver takes you to the trailhead or collects you at the end of your walk/ride, returning you safely back to…Read more